Everything you need to know

Before you travel to Bawah Reserve

Your journey begins in Singapore by chauffeur pick up from your hotel, residence or airport. Our travel coordinator will then escort you by ferry and car to Batam Airport, where you board our private Seaplane (an amphibious, twin-engine aircraft that can land and take-off both on land and on water). After an 80-minute flight, you will land in water at Bawah Reserve.

Whilst Singapore is the start of the journey for many of our Bawah Reserve guests, there is always an option to travel via Jakarta, Bali, or other destinations in Indonesia.

How To Get To Bawah Reserve

* Please note the round trip from Batam to Bawah and back costs US$800 per person. If you’re coming from Singapore, however, our round trip transport package costs US$950. This includes car service to the ferry terminal, escort by ferry to Batam with expedited passport clearance and car service to the airport in Batam.


Due to the intimate size and nature of the resort, children must be a minimum of five years.

Parents must be aware that our suites are designed to accommodate only 2 people. We can add one additional bed per suite for $450/$600 USD per night (dependent on the age of the child). This extra person is not entitled to spa treatments.

We have our Treehouse Lodge, whilst not on the beach, this 2-bedroom lodge is perfect for families with younger children.

Our beach and garden suites, overwater bungalows, and pool villas are all around 30m apart and not connected – so please bear this in mind if you have younger children.

For the full low down on kids at Bawah check out these useful features:

Families and Bawah Reserve 

Is Bawah Reserve a family-friendly island?




Yes we do! – Please email Reservations for a single room rate quotation.

The standard occupancy is 2 adults, however, the maximum occupancy per room is 3, we can add an additional bed. There is an additional charge of $450 (5-12 years) /$600 (12 years +) USD per night for the third occupant.

See all our pricing here.



While internet access is available, we would love you to reconnect with real people during your stay. Enjoy what Bawah has to offer without the distraction of the outside world.

WhatsApp and light emails will all be fine – Don’t expect to be able to stream movies or download large attachments!


Almost everything is included in your stay:
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Non-alcohol drinks
  • Water & land activities
  • One daily spa treatment per person
  • Daily movement classes
  • WiFi
  • Laundry
  • Accommodation Indonesian tax & service
Excluded from the daily rate:
  • Transport to the resort
  • Alcohol
  • Scuba diving
  • Additional spa treatments (above the daily allotment) Private and bespoke experiences
  • Boutique purchases
  • Donations to the Anambas Foundation
  • Gratuities
All major credit cards are accepted; Visa, Mastercard, American Express, JCB and Union Pay. Please note we do not have currency exchange on the island and all cash transactions must be in Indonesian Rupiah.


As one of Indonesia’s first marine conservation areas, Bawah Reserve features an abundance of flourishing coral reefs and healthy marine life. All dive sites have similar topography, with a gentle sandy slope going down to approximately 7 meters before a further 25-30 meter depth.

For more information, click here: diving at Bawah Reserve



There is no Malaria on the island, but please consult your GP for advice on inoculations and medication required for travelling to Indonesia.

Expectant mothers in normal health and with no pregnancy complications are not considered incapacitated until 28 weeks of pregnancy. In case of pregnancy over 28-36 weeks, medical clearance issued 7 days prior to commencement of travel should be submitted.

Due to our remote location, we would not recommend Bawah to expectant mothers over 28 weeks pregnant.

Yes, we are able to accommodate all types of dietary requirements including vegan, vegetarian, lactose intolerant and gluten-free. Please note that our kitchens are not 100% gluten-free. Likewise, we are not a registered Halal or Kosher kitchen but we can cook accordingly. Please inform us of any dietary requirements or preferences when making your reservation.

Please visit: our guide to packing within 15 kg

And more information is available here: Travel Essentials

Bawah Reserve is an officially protected marine area in which anchoring, fishing (up to 500 m from the barrier reefs) and the collection of any dead or alive coral and shells are prohibited.

From various water sport activities (kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, snorkeling, diving) around the marine eco-system, to a choice of four jungle hikes on two islands through the lush fauna. Bawah Reserve has 13 beaches and each of our three lagoons has a unique character. You can visit each island by boat, kayak or paddleboard and can even enjoy picnics and secluded private dining experiences on all of them. ACTIVITIES 

Bawah has two restaurants and two bars as well as an array of unique experiences including beach picnics, BBQs, in-room dining and paddleboard breakfasts to name a few. With zero light pollution, you will be amazed at how bright the stars are-perfect for stargazing.

Relax by the cooling infinity swimming pool or visit Aura for your daily massage, facials, and scrubs, or take a yoga, Pilates or meditation class.

We also have an air-conditioned library full of books and games for your use during your stay.




Let us help you create the wedding of your dreams.

There are a few Indonesian laws you need to consider:

2 pieces of paperwork are required from the couple:
1. Registration to the local church
2. Registration to the Civil Authority (If wish to record the marriage in Indonesia)

Point 1 Docs required :
1. CNI (Certificate No Independent) from your country’s embassy in Indonesia.
2. Copy of Passports
3. Birth certificates
4. For Catholic/Christian is the Baptist Certificate from their local church)
all to be submitted to the local church in Indonesia

Point 2
1. All in point 1 to be submitted 2 weeks prior.
2. Picture (2 people in 1 page) of the couple.
3. 2 Witnesses + their passports/ID Card (Witness can be from Indonesia or foreigner).
Agents charge USD1000/marriage for this admin to be completed.

Just send us an email and we will put together a special package for you according to your requirements.


At just two degrees north of the Equator, Bawah has a hot tropical climate, with average daily temperatures ranging from 26°C to 29°C, and two distinct seasons: the dry southwest monsoon from June to October and the wet northeast monsoon from November to March. Days are generally sunny, and when it rains the showers are sudden and heavy but short-lived with plenty of blue skies in between. It has half the yearly precipitation of Singapore. Humidity ranges from around 65% to 96%.

When is the best time of year to visit Bawah Reserve?


We have three True Love Escapes honeymoon packages to help you plan your perfect honeymoon.  For more details have a look here:


The minimum stay of Bawah is 3 nights, but you may find this too short once you get here! We offer 7 nights for the price of 6…

Please contact us for special circumstances.


Yes, you can sail your boat to Bawah, but permission to enter our lagoons must be obtained 2 weeks prior to arrival. We will impose mooring charges and please note Bawah is an official protected marine area in which anchoring, fishing and the collection of any dead or live coral and shells are strictly prohibited. The mooring is chargeable at US$5/foot net per night. The revenue is entirely dedicated to support the Anambas Foundation.


You must be in possession of a Passport that is valid for at least six months from the date of arrival and have tickets for your onward travel. Although more than 80 nationalities can enter Indonesia with a free 30-day Tourist Visa upon arrival, we recommend you check with your embassy or the Indonesian consulate in your home country for visa requirements.
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Yes, there is a doctor and a clinic available 24/7 on the island, operated by Fullerton Health.


Our wellbeing journeys are a minimum of 3 days and are available anytime throughout the year.  You must be 18+ years to take part in a wellbeing journey.

It is possible to add a journey during your stay but we have limited availability so it will be space-dependant.  Best to book ahead.

We offer small group rates for wellbeing journeys but pre-booking is required.

Find out more here https://info.bawahreserve.com/journeys-to-wellbeing


Yes, we can! We have a number of unique anniversary experiences we would recommend to help you celebrate your special anniversary milestone.


Absolutely! We would love to help you successfully plan and execute your dream Bawah proposal. We  will help you find the perfect spot, set the right mood, and choose the ideal moment.



Bawah is perfect for small group travel. Please do get in touch with us and share your group requirements and if you are celebrating anything special.



Bawah Reserve is owned by a group of investors who collectively share a united passion for sustainability and preservation of this unique island paradise.